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Wu Ting
How would you interpret this phrase? That is what she said, bee keeper. I wanted to give her a bear hug. It would have involved lifting her off her feet, she’s so small, I really could see the whole thing. Probably we both did, facing one another in a white-tiled kitchen, hands open at our sides, the embrace playing out between us like a motion-picture scene that makes you whistle and throw popcorn. We elected just to stand and watch it. How would you interpret this phrase “the embrace playing out between us like a motion-picture scene that makes you whistle and throw popcorn”? Does it mean they imagined that they were embracing each other like a motion-picture scene? Thanks. And this excerpt is taken from The Lacuna by Kingsolver.
Jun 17, 2015 8:50 AM
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It means in the author's mind, he/she is imagining their embrace like one you'd find in a romance motion picture, or movie.
June 17, 2015
Wu Ting
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
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English